Meet the Staff of Dr. Ken Cirka, DMD – Philadelphia Dentistry
We have a growing staff of professionals to assist you with your dental needs. Here is a group shot of the current office staff of Dr. Cirka and Associates.
Video Introduction to PhillyDentistry.com Staff and Office
The following video introduces you to our office and staff. It includes brief interviews with some of our staff, and shows the office that you’ll visit.
Bios of Dr. Cirka’s Staff
Get acquainted with our staff here with photos and brief biographies of our staff.
As a Dental Hygienist, model, professional cheerleader and state pageant titleholder, Kim understands and promotes the importance of a healthy smile. A beautiful smile not only affects your health, but self-confidence and overall well-being.
Kim has been a team member and our lead hygienist since 2005. She is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has worked with various dental specialties including Periodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry for over 15 years. She is hard working and is passionate about her work and her patients’ health; something that they both benefit from and appreciate.
Kim volunteers for various Community Dental Sealant programs promoting the prevention of decay in teeth throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She also makes regular visits to elementary schools and community centers teaching children how to take care of their smiles.
In her spare time, Kim enjoys cuddling with her two dogs, Maggie and Mina, skiing with her husband, fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, running, weight training, and dance.
As a Dental Hygienist with over 15 years of experience and a member of our team for over four years, Jen feels very fortunate that she loves what she does. She is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Coming to work every day gives her the opportunity to help people and make a difference in their lives by keeping them healthy and happy with their smiles.
Besides providing the most gentle and thorough care, she is able to build good relationships with her patients, bringing a great rapport to the dental chair and giving them confidence and comfort in the care they are receiving.
When Jen is not at work, she likes to take spin class, travel, and spend time with her husband and two daughters at the beach. They like going to the city and seeing shows.
Eva is a Dental Hygienist with over 17 years of experience and has been working with us for over four years. She graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Eva’s enthusiasm about her work and her clinical expertise enable her to go above and beyond in helping her patients get back into their best oral and overall health. Her goal every day is to keep each one of her patients comfortable, happy, and informed at all times.
In her spare time, Eva loves snowboarding, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Felipe Figueroa (Office Manager)
A New York University graduate, Felipe has been involved with the office since the launch in 2003. He had always been dedicated to making sure your oral and overall health remain top-most on our minds. Felipe’s hard work and focus on communication and organization is the reason our office is on-point and prepared, ensuring that your needs are met quickly and to your liking.
When not in the office, Felipe is busy starting his career as an actor. Since January 2012, Felipe is now based in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA to make his dream a full time reality! He occasionally works on special projects with the office. We are proud of Felipe and thank him for his years of service!
Sandy Samarco (Office Manager)
A George Washington University graduate and former manager of a fast-paced restaurant, Sandy brings her attention to detail and customer satisfaction to the table. Our former scheduler, she has been a part of our team for almost five years and now uses her customer service experience to make sure that our office is run seamlessly. Sandy is personable, organized, and always willing to go above and beyond for the well-being of our patients.
When Sandy isn’t at the office, she enjoys reading, following Philadelphia sports teams, playing softball, and cooking with her husband.
Keila (Expanded Functions Dental and Orthodontic Braces Assistant)
An Invisalign braces expert with years of experience, Keila always goes the extra mile for your care. Keila’s understanding and knack for detail help our patients to complete Invisalign treatment with the best results and without any concerns. She has been a part of our team for almost five years, during which she completed Harcum College’s Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) program to further her education in restoring teeth. Keila’s capabilities and knowledge of orthodontics, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry help our patients to receive the highest quality dental care.
When not at work, Keila spends time with her two daughters.
Patrice (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Whitening Expert)
Patrice is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and has been a part of our office for over two years. She is an important member of our team and her hard work and enthusiasm is much appreciated by staff and patients alike. Patrice graduated from The Harris School of Business as a dental assistant and has completed Harcum College’s Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) program so that she can better assist Dr. Cirka with the care of our patients. Always looking to learn and grow, she hopes to further her education in the future in the area of dental hygiene.
When not at work, Patrice likes to go shopping and spend time with her friends and family.
Rachel (Scheduling Coordinator)
Having graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a degree in Community Health, a healthy lifestyle has always been one of Rachel’s top priorities. She is dedicated to getting our patients scheduled for any necessary appointments and keeping them on track with their cleanings and treatment to maintain their oral health. Rachel enjoys her day-to-day interactions with patients, always keeping a smile on her face. She enjoys traveling abroad and has lived in London and Australia, but is happy to be in Philadelphia now.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys playing frisbee on the beach and taking weekend trips to upstate New York to spend time with her family.